Lucy Waverman is a food journalist, food editor and cookbook author. She writes a weekly food column, “Personal Chef,” which appears every Saturday in the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. 

She is the Food Editor of Food & Drink magazine, initiating ideas for the magazine along with developing and testing recipes. Ms Waverman has appeared on TV and radio, including weekly guest appearances on CityLine for 12 years.

She has written many award winning cookbooks including her latest with Beppi Crosariol, The Flavour Principle, which won the gold medal at the Taste Cookbook Awards. Apart from her own books, her recipes have appeared in many cookbook collections.  

Ms Waverman was honoured to be The Women Culinary Network’s 2013 Woman of the Year. She received the Gold Award in Food Media/Journalism from the Ontario Hostelry Association for her efforts in mentoring young talent and for educating the public about cooking and world cuisines. 

Ms Waverman was the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence at Stratford Chef School in 2014 teaching media and recipe development.

Her volunteer activities include five years on the board of Second Harvest. She chaired the Julia Child Cookbook Awards (now known as the IACP Cookbook Awards) and was a board member at the International Culinary Association. Recently she was on the Board of The Necessary Angel Theatre Company and now has joined the Advisory Board of the Devour Film and Food Festival.

Her background includes an Advanced Certificate from the Cordon Bleu in London, an Ontario Teachers' Certificate and a degree in journalism. She previously owned and directed The Cooking School, a Toronto school devoted to the teaching of good cooking.


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